Trecco Bay Porthcawl

South Glamorgan

Trecco Bay Porthcawl
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales

Sheltered sandy beach within walking distance of Porthcawl. Within a holiday park with public access. Good family facilities including amusement arcade and leisure centre. Dog exercise area. Free parking.


The beach is used for: swimming, crazy golf, bowling and there are entertainers on this beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the coast and the seaside town of Porthcawl. There are cycle and walking routes and Kenfig National Nature Reserve is near the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by Natural Resources Wales
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Facilities at Trecco Bay Porthcawl

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets



Parking available, a fee applies in some areas

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th:

Beach cleaning

No current information



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 29th April - 24th September 2017

Easter Bank Holiday: 14th - 17th April 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.